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Scary thing, darkness (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'darkness' is the definition.
(night is a kind of darkness)

'scary thing' is the wordplay.
'scary' indicates an anagram (I've seen this in other clues).
'thing' anagrammed gives 'NIGHT'.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for night that I've seen before include "The hours of darkness", "death", "From sunset to sunrise", "See 1 Across", "Period of dark", "That's when it's darkest", "Hours of darkness", "Darkness; see you in the morning", "Black bat" and "evening".)

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